Tag Archives: Faux News

Ana Kasparian Gets Quoted

Cenk Uygur’s TYT show on Current gets the occasional shout out on C&L. I’ve been following the show since 2005, well before current co-host Ana Kasparian came on in her early twenties. Cenk did a segment on S. E. Cupp … Continue reading

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A Tale Of Two (And A Half) Stories

The news cycle chewed over the General Services Administration scandal (duly investigated by the republican clowns in Congress) on the heels of the Secret Service’s Two-For-One debacle in Cartagena, Columbia (which overshadowed the Summit of the Americas altogether). The stories … Continue reading

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OWS Is Two Months Old

Occupy Wall Street is two months old, and this infant better quickly learn to walk, and then run, or it might be too late. We are almost two-thirds of the way there. As said by Shopenhauer, All truth passes through … Continue reading

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Solar Mosaic

From Solve Climate News, “Solar Mosaic [is] a web-based marketplace for community solar initiatives that launched on April 15.” By using crowdfunding – small donations from many people – Oakland is making ambitious plans to reduce greenhouse gases while at … Continue reading

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The Rewrite Continues

For those who have a memory (and not of the lies of Faux News) it is clear that on of Obama’s faults is that he compromises early and often. If politics were football, Obama would spot the ball on his … Continue reading

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Let Gibbs Be Gibbs

When I first saw him during the primaries, I liked now-WH Press Secretary Gibbs, and I liked the fact that Obama had him on his team. He can’t hit home runs everyday but he did this day. This tidbit of … Continue reading

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The Big Day

Tomorrow is the Big Day and I’ve been putting things off, I just wanted to put in my two cents about the Iowa Caucuses. The press has been pushing the Obama v. Clinton theme for a year now with their … Continue reading

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Speaking Out

An e-mail sent to NPR’s Morning Edition, Talk of the Nation, and local affiliate WBEZ: Subject: Republican Talking Points How often are people upset about something they hear, see, or read in the media versus how often do they write … Continue reading

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The Message Machine

The tactic of the conservative movement over the last few decades has been to try to intimidate the media into watering down their coverage of right-wing excess by decrying the media as “liberal.” By mobilizing letter writers, phone callers, and … Continue reading

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Today’s Topic: The Environment

There is absolutely no question that human activity (i.e., industrialization) over the past 150 years or so has affected our environment. Acute instances are easy to identify: Three-Mile Island, Love Canal, Chernobyl, and the 1,305 Superfund sites (45 in Illinois, … Continue reading

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